8 Great Healthy Cafes in Sydney

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About Life copyright About Life
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7 June 2017

The diversity and quality of Sydney’s scene is world-class, and you don’t have to look to far to find a delicious cheese burger, Korean fried chicken or Italy-quality gelato. But between all the over indulging, you probably want a salad or two, so we have rounded up the best healthy cafes around the city.

About Life

Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian, Healthy
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About Life is a great option if you’re on a budget, you can grab one of their boxes which range in size and price and fill it with whatever healthy food offered on the day tickles you fancy. These range from curries, salads and much more. There are also lots of raw sweet treats for dessert too.

Venus Whole Foods

Cafe, Healthy, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Vegetarian
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This discreet cafe is part of the mini precinct in Surry Hills, The Stables. Here you can find a counter full of freshly prepared salads and homemade dressings. Don’t get too attached to any item though, the food served here is strictly based on whatever is in season and fresh at the markets that day. Vegans will feel at home here as that is how the salads begin, but there are options to add some protein including chicken, ham, sourdough toast or a soft boiled egg. The breakfast menu is equally delicious and the smoothies are worth a try.

We love a chunk of roasted veg. 💥 Maple and sesame roasted pumpkin with chilli + roasted sweet potato with coriander and citrus tahini drizzle.

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Restaurant, Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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More and more thr1ves are popping up around the city and there is clearly a reason why. Those looking to eat clean and committed Paleo people flock here for their menu. There is all day breakfast with scrambled eggs teamed with seasonable vegetables as well as pancakes for those with a sweeter tooth. They also do a mean bulletproof coffee which will have you going all day.

Earth Food Store

Cafe, Healthy, Australian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
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This rustic cafe in the heart of Bondi has been around for decades. It serves up beautiful organic food, coffee and treats for breakfast through to lunch. It is also part grocer so once you refuel in the cafe, you can stock up on all your organic goods before you leave.

Nourishing Quarter

Restaurant, Australian, Vietnamese, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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This little gem is tucked away in the heart of the bustling suburb of Redfern. The menu is full of nutritious and delicious meals, most of which is Vietnamese cuisine. You will find cleansing pho soups made with broth and wraps loaded with vegetables and tofu.

The Farm Wholefoods

Cafe, Healthy, Australian, Coffee, Tea , $$$
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The Farm is an beautiful food market where you will find all the healthy ingredients you need to stock your pantry and thankfully, they have a cafe attached too. You will find vitamin rich smoothies, breakfast bowls with generous portions of avocado and salads like the buckwheat soba noodle salad. You and your health will not be disappointed.


Cafe, Bar, Restaurant, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Yullis is a vegetarian restaurant that is asian fusion that has plenty of options for those avoiding gluten and vegans. The menu is jam packed with delicious dishes including san choy bow, fresh papaya salads and sticky date and banana pudding.

The Hunter Works

Cafe, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian, Vegan
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Not only is this cafe’s menu good for your health, they are doing their part for the environment too, while aiming for zero waste and putting any compost they do create back into the community garden. Some of the highlights from the menu include smoked trout with quinoa and wasabi salsa and the heirloom carrot bowl.

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